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outdoor fuchsia leaves purpling

I have one fuchsia plant in the yard, remains mostly in the shade for about eight months and gets sun for about four months of the summer. The leaves have been turning purple since last Nov/Dec. The ...
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Succulent clean up and growth

I've learnt from a YouTube video that succulent "leaves" can be cleaned with milk and that would remove water stains as well. I wanna know if this can cause any harm to the leaves. My succulent has ...
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Poinsettia leaf growth

I recently had to pluck out almost all the leaves of my Poinsettia which got burnt due to a little bit extra use of neem oil. The stem looks very bare now. There hasn't been any new growth of leaves ...
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Fertilized reservoir for automated watering system

I would like to move forward and install an automated watering system for my home plants that grow in growing tent. Today I’m watering x3 times in a week, each watering is for 4liters of fertilized ...
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Kentia Palm Yellow Stems

My Kentia Palm bought 6 weeks ago has started developing some yellow stems with leaves darkening and somewhat drying and contracting (see images below). It started on a small bunch of stems a few ...
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black dieffenbachia leaves

I just got a nice sized dieffenbachia. After transferring it to a nice pot it has been suffering. I gave it plenty of water, more soil, and a pot not too big for the plant. It did get subjected to ...
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Geranium plant yellowing of leaves - watering vs. fertilizing

I have a geranium plant which has a yellowish coloration on a leaf. Not only is it yellow but it seems to be caving at the tip, as if it is being eaten away. Also, this bottom leaf is the only one ...
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Where to cut to grow another tree?

Our neighbor has the tree in the picture, and he offered to let me cut a section of it so that I can regrow it in my yard. Where should I cut? Or does it have seeds that I can replant?
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Scraggly tangled Monstera

I purchased a Monstera from a coworker. She said it’s grown new leaves nonstop but I don’t know what conditions it lived in before. I now have it next to a large east facing window (unfortunately, my ...
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What's wrong with my tamarind?

These four saplings are grown from seed around 6-10 months was growing perfect untill around 4 weeks ago I started to see a little bit of yellowing thinking its nothing untill now.
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How should I prune my tamarind?

During the spring of 2017 I tried to plant a few tamarind seeds that I picked up from one of my travels. Two of them are growing quite well but the plants are just growing vertically, without any "...
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Buxus sempervirens - Deformed leaves

Can anyone help me? Suddenly my Buxus sempervirens appeared with the new shoots with deformed leaves. I'm in zone 9. It has not been cold though, and yes, it's a lot humidity every night.
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What is this plant and why are the “leaves” yellowing?

The leaves of this plant are thick and plump.
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Single Dahlia pest infested. Help

This plant did good for a month before i bought it and then it caught powdery mildew. The buds began to rot and fall off. So after trying simple hacks like sprinkling baking soda solution, soap water ...
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Echeveria black prince leaves getting soft

I bought this echeveria about two and half weeks ago from a local nursery. I watered it twice last week. Normally i would water it once a week. Since the time i watered it the bottom leaves feel very ...
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messy curry leaf plant

Couple of questions, 1) The leaves doesn't look very healthy, any idea what might help them? 2) What bugs are these? they are making a big mess, how to get rid of them?
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Calathea advice needed

can anybody help me with some advice on how to revive this calathea? Since autumn [here in the UK] it hasn't been doing so well. It's in a fairly bright spot, an hour or so of fairly direct light. I ...
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Brown leaves on shrub

Anyone know what’s happening with this otherwise healthy looking shrub?
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What are these brown and white patches on my jelly bean succulent / sedum rubrotinctum?

I recently bought this jelly bean succulent but I didn't notice these brown and white spots. I really should've check the plant, but I just love succulents and I was too excited. Seems like the white ...
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Will starfruit grow in planter?

Can a carambola/starfruit tree grow in a planter in the Caribbean? A friend in Florida has a carambola tree in his backyard. Would this fruit grow in a planter? The planter will be in a patio that ...
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How should I take care of this succulent?

Please guide me in how to take care of the succulent shown in image below. I took this picture when I got it. It was dead in a few days, so I got a new one of the same kind. It also died. I gave it ...
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Taking care of Euphorbias

We have two euphorbias which we are struggling to take care of. They aren't dead but the leaves continue to brown and fall off. We aren't sure if we are over watering them or under watering them. Any ...
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Name of this variegated plant

Anyone know the name of this variegated plant. I purchased it a month ago from nursery , i week ago it was at home in low light now i put it in bright indirect sunlight.
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Should I water my indoor plant with warmer water during winter?

At the moment where I live the ambient temperature ranges from -5 to 5°C (23 to 41°F) and will get colder. I have an indoor plant and I noticed that after I water it, the pot and the soil remain ...
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How to care for sweet basil plant in a humid climate, such as Hawaii?

I am growing a sweet basil plant and providing full sun and plenty of water. I pinched off the first set of flowers and pruned the plant a bit, but the leaves are still drying out towards the top. I'm ...
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Cactus shoots drooping and turning olive

Hey Gardening & Landscaping SE, happy to be a new member! I am concerned for my cactus shoots and hope you are willing to help me out. Short version: My 3,5 months old cactus shoots are starting ...
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Why is the bottom of my cactus discolored and soft?

I got this cactus a couple of years ago but in the last few months I have noticed the bottom half getting brownish and soft. I water the cactus about once every 6-8 days and it gets a lot of direct ...
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Water accumulation with big pots?

We have several big pots (they're about 2ft wide) and water accumulates in the saucers. The water in the saucer begins to stink after a while, so we have to pick up every pot, remove the foul-...
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Pineapple leaf discoloration?

Can some tell me what’s going on with my plant? I have not done anything different and this started when we moved it inside.
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Identify plant?

Can anyone help me identify this plant. Someone told me In passing that it needs to be pruned back every Fall, but I’d like to read up on the specifics first. Thanks for your help!
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Name of this Tree/Plant

I bought this Tree/Plant from nursery but dont know the name in English. It has sweet fragrance to it.
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Can I save my Dwarf Umbrella (Schefflera) Tree?! It's suddenly dying (possibly my cat?!)

Wondering if I can still "save" this dying branch on my dwarf umbrella tree (Schefflera) houseplant?? I've never had much luck when it came to house plants but this one was really growing on me (ha! ...
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How to care for this plant

I have a potted plant in my house that needs come care (especially after my cat tried to eat it); but I don't know what plant it is, or what type of environment this plant needs. Right now, I keep it ...
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How much sun for a hellebore plant?

I have a hellebore plant that I transferred from the ground to a pot a couple of months ago because it didn't seem to be doing well. The leaves were turning brown and crispy on the ends and it was ...
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What is this plant with five petal flowers and serrated leaves?

So I have had this plant for a while, it blooms with gorgeous flowers. However, I really want to know what is it called, how to better care for it and how to collect its seeds or propagate through ...
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My marigold is dying. Please help

So I’ve had this Marigold for a few months so far, and now it seems to be dying. Can I still save it? Shall I replant it? or cut the flowers ? Any advice could help. I live in Costa Rica central ...
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Reviving a very old rose

This rose is at least 30 years old and struggling with resistance to diseases and pests attacks. I treat it religiously to protect it from black spot, mildew.... However, this summer has been very ...
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Why did a dwarf mammoth sunflower grow?

I planted at most three dozen mammoth sunflowers last spring. They are all coming up fine, some even blooming. However, one in particular is a tiny, what I would describe as dwarf, that is less than ...
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How old can a porcelainflower (Hoya carnosa) get?

I'm wondering since I have a porcelainflower at home which is atleast 45 years of age. Originally owned by my grandmothers mother. It feels so old for a flower(I'm not a flower expert though) and I ...
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What is this houseplant with woody stem and varigated leaves?

What is the name of the plant pictured below and what is its watering cycle? Thanks in advance
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What plants are these?

I threw a bunch of seeds and fruits over the year to my backyard and now two plants showing up: I am just curious if they are anything valuable before I pull them. I am in Pacific Northwest. Thanks.
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What's the name of this leafy brassica looking plant?

I somehow lost the label for this beauty growing in my garden and I have no idea what it is. Can anyone help me???
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Fittonia leaves losing color

I have a Red-Green Fittonia. When I bought it from the store, the leaves were glossy, looked like there was a layer of wax on it. However, over the time, the color of the leaves faded. Now, it is red ...
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Dwarf Umbrella Plant Drooping

My umbrella plant suddenly started drooping. The leaves at the bottom drooped first and then the ones at the top. Now the whole plant has drooped. Is there any way I can bring back the plant? What has ...
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How to revitalize my potted Rosemary

I have a potted Rosemary bush, purchased in the current pot a little over a year ago. It did well over last summer & this past winter, producing new growth after being pruned for kitchen use. As ...
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Bought this mint pot from Jewel osco 3 days ago. Browning on leaves and stem now

I bought this pot 3 days ago. It receives sunlight everyday the whole morning. I water it morning and afternoon depending how dry the soil is. It is still dying slowly. I cut 1/3 of the mint from the ...
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Unidentified purple flowering plants that continually die mid-summer

I've got five large clumps of these plants on the south side of my Michigan home and each year they grow like crazy until mid-to-late July and then they start to die from the bottom up (yellowing and ...
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How to look after a bougainvillea

I just bought this bougainvillea but I need help on how to take care of it. Where should I plant it? How much sun and water does it need? And I dont know if it can survive the winter here because it ...
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Can I save this ficus elastica (rubber tree)?

This tree was so lush when I bought it! I took it home, repotted it, and put it in an indirect sunlit spot by the window that usually has light for at least 6 hours. There was no new growth but I wasn'...
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Why did a section of my Holly turn brown & fall off?

I have a Goshiki Variegated False Holly & when we moved bought our home a month & half a go it was beautiful. It has now since turn mostly brown & the leaves have fallen off. The leaves ...